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The CASE is building - the week

22 Feb 19 | Dave Leggett

It's been another week with plenty going on in the auto biz related to the big megatrends, neatly summed up by the CASE acronym (connected, autonomous, shared and electric). Re-arrange that to ACES if you prefer.

Media previews take place on 5 & 6 March

Geneva show - son of ex-VW boss to reveal Piech EV

22 Feb 19 | Glenn Brooks

Global debuts for the Geneva motor show are discussed below. The newest additions to just-auto's lengthening world premieres list are the Peugeot 208 and Cupra Formentor concept plus a different Hispano Suiza from another company with the same name. One of Ferdinand Piëch's sons will also be at the show to reveal an electric sports car prototype which a firm with his surname plans to put into production.

Media preview days are 10 & 11 September

2019 Frankfurt IAA world premieres list

21 Feb 19 | Glenn Brooks

It's more than six months away but already, certain models which will be world debuts at the IAA Cars in September are known about. Below is a list of such vehicles, with this to be added to over the coming months.

This £18,499 rocket is £6,000 than the base Swift yet what the Sport delivers in smiles per gallon is well worth the cost

Is the Swift Sport the best Suzuki yet?

21 Feb 19 | Glenn Brooks

Not all Suzukis are inexpensive or bought by people whose priorities are a no-fuss, no-frills small car. For those in the know, a certain Swift variant is doing great things for Suzuki's long term image that no 'influencer' or 'brand ambassador' ever could.

The Honda Connect Infotainment system offers access to internet music stations.

Interior technology and design – Honda Jazz

20 Feb 19 | Matthew Beecham

Since the Honda Jazz was launched way back in 2001, the automaker has sold more than 7 million models worldwide. Despite its popularity, it is not until you drive one that you begin to notice them everywhere, driven mainly by an older generation. It does not – and must not – set pulses racing. It’s a safe, no-nonsense choice. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside this B-segment hatchback.

Maserati will "upgrade and renew the current production lines" at the 80 year old Via Ciro Menotti plant in Modena "starting this autumn" in preparation for a new sports car "in the first half of next year"

Geely refutes FCA rumours - what now for Maserati?

20 Feb 19 | Glenn Brooks

Those rumours about FCA wanting to transfer ownership of Maserati, along with perhaps Alfa Romeo to ZGH were quashed by the Chinese OEM a few weeks ago. We know the outline of what's ahead for Alfa but the trident logo brand also needs a reboot. It had a disappointing 2018 and, in common with other parts of the Fiat Chrysler empire, desperately needs new models. So what's on the way, and when?

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Ford probes its own US fuel economy and emissions testing

22 Feb 2019 | Dave Leggett

Ford has said it is to conduct an investigation after concerns raised by its own employees over the 'analytical modelling' standards that it employs as part of its US fuel economy and emissions compliance process.

BMW and Daimler outline mobility services JV plan

22 Feb 2019 | Dave Leggett

BMW Group and Daimler have provided more detail on their planned urban mobility services joint ventures. The two companies say they are investing more than EUR1bn in total to 'develop and more closely intermesh their offerings for car-sharing, ride-hailing, parking, charging and multimodal transport'.

Thai vehicle sales rise 17% in January

22 Feb 2019 | Dave Leggett

Thailand’s new vehicle market has started 2019 on the front foot, with sales rising by 17.3% in January to 78,061 units from 66,545 units in the same month last year, according to data compiled by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

Grupo Antolin and HiRain to develop new vehicle lighting solutions

22 Feb 2019 | Dave Leggett

Grupo Antolin has entered into a strategic partnership with HiRain Technologies, a leading automotive Chinese electronics provider, to jointly provide carmakers with lighting solutions for the interior and exterior of the vehicle technology and a high degree of electronics with an initial focus on local OEMs.

Tesla rolls out Model 3 in China

22 Feb 2019 | Dave Leggett

Tesla has started delivering Model 3 cars in China.

YFAI teams with Startup Autobahn

22 Feb 2019 | Simon Warburton

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), is partnering Startup Autobahn in Stuttgart.

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